NFG Side Effects

Eholceker

Member
That should have dewormed, unless you are dealing with prazi resistant flukes here.

You say you treated with Cupramine @ 0.5ppm. What test kit did you use??
I used the hannah alk checker once I got it to like 0. 52. I then used the seachem kit to confirm it was stable.
 

Eholceker

Member
Sounds like you did everything the right way. I'd be surprised if this turns out to be parasite or worm related...
The only thing I am thinking is I potentially transferred something from the macroalgea even though it's supposed to be clean. What else can really cause gill flashing?
 

Humblefish

Dr. Fish
The only thing I am thinking is I potentially transferred something from the macroalgea even though it's supposed to be clean. What else can really cause gill flashing?
Its possible. Macro can harbor pathogens, especially if it's not rinsed thoroughly. Or probably more accurately the critters oftentimes found in macro (e.g. pods which are crustaceans with hard exoskeletons) are to blame.
 

Eholceker

Member
Its possible. Macro can harbor pathogens, especially if it's not rinsed thoroughly. Or probably more accurately the critters oftentimes found in macro (e.g. pods which are crustaceans with hard exoskeletons) are to blame.
If the flashing doesnt subside in a few weeks do you think I should try CP this time for 10 days and transfer to a new tank? Before the transfer should I do a 12 hour bath in fenben just in case its prazi resistant gill flukes?
 

Humblefish

Dr. Fish
If the flashing doesnt subside in a few weeks do you think I should try CP this time for 10 days and transfer to a new tank? Before the transfer should I do a 12 hour bath in fenben just in case its prazi resistant gill flukes?
Using both meds wouldn't be a bad idea if the scratching persists. Maybe you've encountered a prazi resistant strain of flukes or possibly a copper resistant strain of Ich/velvet?? The only other thing I can think of is Brook or Uronema in the gills, but it would be extremely unlikely for a rabbitfish to get either one of those.
 

Eholceker

Member
The flashing is definitly getting worse. It's basically as close to non stop as it can get. Here is an updated video.

 

Humblefish

Dr. Fish
@Eholceker This is what I would do in your shoes:
  1. Dose Fenbendazole @ 25 mg/L: https://humble.fish/community/index.php?threads/fenbendazole.18/
  2. Once the water clears, dose Chloroquine @ 15 mg/L: https://humble.fish/community/index.php?threads/chloroquine-phosphate.16/
  3. 7 days after first administering Fenbendazole, dose it again @ 25 mg/L.
  4. 10-14 days after dosing Chloroquine move the fish into a non-medicated observation tank.
Hybrid TTM would be another option to try: https://humble.fish/community/index.php?threads/hybrid-ttm-to-treat-all-parasites.87/
 

Humblefish

Dr. Fish
Nothing. Just clean salt water. The fish are in a 29 gallon so I would need to get some more meds. I only have 1500mg at home.
Noga recommends a 12 hour bath treatment using Fenbendazole, but @Dr.Reef and I have both dosed it directly into a QT with no ill effects. Just turns the water really cloudy for ~ 24 hours.
 

Humblefish

Dr. Fish
@Humblefish. For the CP dose I am going to dose 40mg per gallon and then daily 4mg per gallon for the next 10 to 14 days?
If your QT biofilter is well-established, then yes. You will need to redose to account for degradation. However, if this is a relatively new QT setup (less than a month old) then a single 60mg/gal dosage ought to get the job done.
 
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